Your guide to what’s on in the Borders
Giselle, Eastgate Theatre, 7.15pm. Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House. One of the most romantic and popular ballets of all time. Tickets £17, £10 for schoolchildren. Contact the box office on 01721 725777 or see www.eastgatearts.co.uk
Also showing at: Heart of Hawick (contact the box office on 01450 360688 or drop in to the Visit Scotland desk); Maltings, Berwick (contact the box office on 01289 330999 or see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk); Buccleuch Centre, Langholm (contact the box office on 01387 381196 or see www.buccleuchcentre.com).
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. Adapted from the bestselling books by former Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (creators of The Gruffalo). Tickets £11.50 / £9.50 concs. Contact details as before. Suitable for ages 3+.
Monkey the comical Superhero puppet. Puppet show based on Chinese adventure folk story, Caddonfoot Hall, Clovenfords, 3pm. Cheer Monkey on to find out the Great Secret. Suitable for children aged 4+ who can bring an adult. Tickets £5, pay at door.
Dallahan, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30pm. Unique arrangements and multi-layered sound, incorporating Irish, classical, jazz, Balkan and Celtic influences. Tickets £14, £12, £6 for schoolchildren. Contact details as before.
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Maestros of Scottish music. Tickets: stalls £14.50 - £18 / Circle £19 / Box (double occupancy) £54. Contact details as before.
Dukes of Uke present We’ll Uke Again, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. Biggar’s very own nine piece ukulele ensemble, The Dukes of Uke perform hits from the Blitz - songs made popular during the Second World War. Tickets £10, £6 for schoolchildren. Contact details as before.
String Theory presents Rodney Brannigan plus support, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. Live music Mondays. Admission free.
Music in Peebles presents Colin Scobie & Simon Lane, Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm. Having played with Peebles Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Fitzwilliam Quartet and led the Maxwell Quartet, Colin Scobie (violin) is an Eastgate favourite. Simon Lane (piano) is also making a welcome return. Tickets £14, Free for MiP members and students. Contact details as before.
Brooklyn, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. But when her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Tickets £6 (£4.50 concs). Contact details as before. (12A)
Dads’ Army, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion. Tickets and contact details as before. (PG)
Kung Fu Panda 3, Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm. Continuing his “legendary adventures of awesomeness”, Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. Tickets £7.75 / £6.75 concs, Child £4.75. Contact details as before. (PG)
Capture the Flag, Tower Mill, Hawick, 4pm. A young surfer rallies his friends to stop a billionaire from rewriting history as a way to horde Helium 3, the clean energy of the future. Tickets and contact details as before. (PG)
Dads’ Army, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. See above.
The Big Short, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A US drama about men who anticipated the housing and credit bubble collapse in the US, and who decided to profit from the big banks. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)
Capture the Flag, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. See above.
Kung Fu Panda 3, Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm. See above. Contact details as before.
Kung Fu Panda 3, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. See above. Tickets and contact details as before.
Spotlight, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child abuse and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)
The Big Short, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. See above. Tickets and contact details as before.
Kung Fu Panda 3, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. See above.
The Lesson (Urok), Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. A young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find a way out herself? Tickets and contact details as before. (15)
A Bigger Splash, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. The vacation of a famous rock star is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)
Echoes of Ennion, Henry Travers Studio, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. As part of the ‘Eric Ennion: Ripples from the House’ on the Shore exhibition at The Granary Gallery, Berwick Visual Arts hosts an illustrated presentation about the artist’s time and work on the Northumbrian Coast. Free, but places must be booked in advance. Contact details as before.
Eildon Ramblers, B+ 12 mile walk. Circular :Traquair - Loch Eddy - Blackhouse - SUW , Walk time 6hrs. Meet 10am Traquair Church. For more information and to register on this walk please contact walk leader Agnes Waldie 01896 823015 or scott@teallach47freeserve .co.uk
Ukulele Big Session Workshop with Ian Murray, Musical leader of the Dukes of Uke, Eastgate Theatre, 2pm. Workshop for players with ambitions, who have already started to play their instruments. Tickets £10, £6 for schoolchildren. Contact details as before.
Easter Chicks Step In Line, Online, Eastgate Theatre, 2pm. Create an Easter chick that shares your fingerprints – give it a character and colour it however you choose, then Anna and Miya will use digital animation to bring it to life and give it some groovy dancefloor moves. Come along with an email address and you’ll be sent a link to your dancing chick. Admission £6, £5 for brothers or sisters. Contact details as before.
Acting the Goat - Blast into Space, With Clare Prenton, Eastgate Theatre, 3.15pm. This gravity-defying musical theatre workshop is inspired by British Astronaut Tim Peake’s incredible space adventures. Admission £7.50, £6 for a brother or sister. Contact details as before.
Step into Dance with LIVEforDANCE, Eastgate Theatre, 7pm. Trad jazz, Fosse and charleston are on the menu for these two workshops, both led by Alex Emerson. Admission £7. Contact details as before.
British Showjumping Junior Show, Ian Stark Equestrian Centre. Free tickets for those not BS reg. See http://ianstarkequestriancentre.co.uk/ for more details.
Easter Show, Ian Stark Equestrian Centre. Classes for all the family.
ISEC Intense Training Day - Open to all.
British Eventing U18 Training, ISEC
Vintage and classic car meet, The Crosskeys Inn, Ancrum from 3pm. Do you own an old or interesting vintage or classic vehicle? Whether it’s bone shaker or Bentley, tractor or tank, why not join us for a pint and a blether on the first Sunday of each month. For more info contact Rob Armstrong on 07887 984845.
Textile Exhibition by Preston Stitchers, Village HAll, Preston, 10am - 4pm. Entrance £2 and includes refreshments. Sales table. Quilt being raffled to raise money for Sammi Kinghorn’s Olympic journey. Sammi will draw the raffle in the afternoon. Any queries contact Betty Snow 01361 883434.
From February 13
A Rural Portrait, Cut the Mustard Gallery, Langholm. Call 013873 81180 for more details, or see www.mustardgallery.co.uk
Till APRIL 17
Eric Ennion: Ripples from the House on the Shore. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Ripples from the House on the Shore celebrates the work of Eric Ennion (1900–81) and features more than 30 watercolours and preparatory sketches. Free admission.
Till may 2
Water Driven, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Tower Mill, Hawick. An exhibition on water driven technology from its early stages to the present day. Open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, closed Tuesday and Sunday. Admission free. Call 01450 377615 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Till May 8
Animal Spirits by Juneau Projects, The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick, 11am to 5pm. Animal Spirits is a new book and exhibition written and designed by Juneau Projects. The book tells the story of a group of survivors who, following a global technological disaster, have founded an arts and craft community within the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Free admission.
Till May 21
Reflections on Celts, Old Gala House, Galashiels, Tues -Sat 10am-4pm. Showcasing two Iron Age mirrors currrently on a tour of the UK in conjunction with a major exhibition on Celts. Call 01750 726456 / 01896 752611.
MArch 25-Sept 4
Hawico, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick, open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm. A showcase of cashmere knitwear designs by Hawico. Admission free.
UNTIL OCTOBER 31
Stick Man Trail. Kielder Castle, free admission. The Stickman Trail is based on the much-loved book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and it follows the success of the Gruffalo trail. It starts from Kielder Castle, where families can pick up an activity pack for £3, follow the trail and complete fun activities along the way. The trail is 0.75 miles long. Parking costs £4.50 all day or £1.50 for one hour.
opening times may vary during the winter season
Abbotsford House, Abbotsford, Melrose: 01896 752043. See www.scottsabbotsford.com for events and prices.
Bamburgh Castle:,01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Call for winter opening hours. Admission £10.50, children £5, senior £10, family £25.
Berwick Barracks, 01289 304493. Reopens on March 25.
Bowhill House and Gardens, near Selkirk: 01750 22204. Bowhill Estate will reopen on March 25.
Chillingham Castle, 01668 215359. Now open. Please ring for further details or visit our website www.chillingham-castle.com
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, concs £6, children £3, family £16.
Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, near Peebles: 01721 760254. Open daily February 1 to November 30 from 10am to 4pm/5pm/6pm. Admission: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children Free, Members Free.
Dryburgh Abbey, near Dryburgh: 01835 822381. Winter opening: 1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.
Etal Castle, 01890 820332. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, concs £4.30, children £2.90, family £12.50.
Eyemouth Museum, 018907 51701. Open daily from March to the end of October 2016. Admission: £3.50 Adult, £3 Concession. Under 16’s free. www.eyemouthmuseum.org
Heatherslaw Cornmill, 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, concs £3.20, family £10, under-fives free.
Heatherslaw Light Railway, 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.
Heatherslaw Visitor Centre, 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.
Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, near Peebles. Top mountain biking trails, great walks and fantastic wildlife watching, visitor centre, cafe and bike shop. Call 0300 067 6900 for more details.
See http://7stanesmountainbiking.com/Glentress---Innerleithen for details of facility opening hours.
Halliwell’s House Museum and Robson Gallery, Markey Place, Selkirk: 01750 20096. Re-opens on March 25. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm. and Sunday 12pm-3pm.
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, near Jedburgh: 01835 830306. Woodland walks, events, exhibitions, playparks. Open 10am-5pm daily.
Hawick Museum and Gallery, Wilton Lodge Park: 01450 364747. Closed until March 21.
Hermitage Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire: 01387 376222. Hermitage will reopen on April 1.
Jedburgh Abbey: 01835 863925. Winter opening, 1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.
Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 11am to 5pm. Admission £3, concs £2.70, family £8, under-fives free.
Lindisfarne Castle, 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, child £3.90, family £19.40.
Lindisfarne Centre, 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, concs £3.50, children £2, family £10, under-fives free.
Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, concs £5.60, children £3.70, family £16.10.
Mellerstain House, Gordon: 01573 410225. Mellerstain will reopen on March 25.
Melrose Abbey: 01896 822562. Winter opening 1 October - 31 March, daily 10am to 4pm.
(last entry 3.30pm). Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.
Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels: 01896 752611. Opening hours March-May, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.
Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom, Market Place, Selkirk: 01750 720096. Opening hours, March-April, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday-11am-3pm.
Smailholm Tower, near Kelso: 01573 460365. Smailholm Tower will reopen on April 1.
The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre, Melrose: 01896 822651. Reopens March 28. Entry £2; £1 school pupil or student; £5 family. Schools are welcome at any time.